Where to Order Holiday Treats + Recipes


plate of holiday cookies Des Moines MomCookies, pies, and sweet treats are hallmarks of the holiday season. We asked our contributors to share some of their favorite recipes. But if the thought of adding one more thing to your holiday to-do list is overwhelming, don’t worry! There are plenty of local bakeries to handle all your holiday needs. 

Whether you’re ready to try a new cookie recipe or looking to outsource this year, here are some of our favorite holiday treats. 

Looking for hot cocoa bombs? We rounded up our favorites here


Where to Order Holiday Treats in Des Moines

Don’t have time to cook this year? No problem! Order tasty treats from one of these local bakeries! Place your orders early to make sure you get what you want. 

Mimi’s Macs


Get a box of holiday macaroons from Mimi’s Macs in flavors like egg nog, cranberry orange chocolate, white chocolate peppermint, and more! Check social media for pop-up locations. 

Pie Bird Pies


Seasonal fruit pies from a home-based bakery Pie Bird Pies. Holiday pies will be available at 3 pop-up locations in December. Check social media for details. 

Main Street Cafe & Bakery


Main Street Cafe & Bakery in Ankeny offers a variety of holiday treats from cakes and cookie decorating kits to cake balls and holiday trays. 

Sweet to Eat Bakery

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Get cookie decorating kids, sweet rolls, breads, cakes, pies, and more from Sweet to Eat Bakery in Ankeny. 

Echo’s Cookies

Echo’s Cookies in Waukee is known for their cinnamon rolls. Order a pan for Christmas morning and add on cocoa bombs or cookies for the family. 

Prairie Rose Desserts


Elevate your holiday spread with Prairie Rose Desserts. Pick up some of their sweet treats at Makers, Bakers, and Brews on December 18 at Peace Tree Brewery.  

Do you love baking during the holidays? Cookies are a quintessential treat for celebrating the season. Having a plate of cookies on the counter for guests or just an extra special snack for your household is part of many families’ traditions.   

We rounded up some of our contributors’ favorite recipes. Try out a new recipe this year!

For the Mint and Chocolate Lovers

“These are like Panera’s mint crinkle cookies!” – Andrea Cooley, co-owner

Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies

For a Classic

Nothing looks cuter on a holiday plate than a few Gingerbread people. – Katie Nyberg, contributor

My Favorite Gingerbread Cookies

For Something Chewy

“A huge hit with kids and adults. And easy!” – Katie Nyberg, contributor

Easy Christmas Gumdrop Nougat Candy

For a Gluten-Free Option

A homemade version of a childhood favorite. – Elizabeth Sullivan, contributor

No-Bake Healthy Gluten-Free Fig Newtons

For the Kids to Help With

“I top them off with adorable sprinkles.” – Niki Smith, contributor 

Chocolate-Covered Ritz & Peanut Butter Cookies

For a Salty Sweet Combo

“We use holiday M&Ms – easy, delicious, kids can do it!” –  Brittney Rutherford, contributor 

ROLO® Pretzel Delights

For a Great Hostess Gift

Change up the toppings if you’d like! – Nicole O’Banion, content coordinator

White Chocolate Bark

For a Little Bit of Everything

“Don’t skip adding a bit of sea salt to the top, takes it the next lever” – Nicole O’Banion, content coordinator

7-Layer Magic Bars

And Because, Fudge

’tis the season to eat all the chocolate. – Kara Knaack, co-owner

Fantasy Fudge

What’s your favorite cookie recipe?


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